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HELP - slight problem

elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
edited 12:13PM in EggHead Forum
As I was firing up the egg I had a slight malfunction with the lower vent - as I was adjusting the screen, the outer piece slid back and slipped between a crack in the deck and into a place that I'll never enter. I'm ready to cook dinner (spatchcock chicken). I've fashioned an aluminum foil replacement for the moment - do you think it will work??? Can I order a replacement from mothership - my local dealer will not have it - they never have anything. :S
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  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    yep...you can make that work temporarily!

    Maybe a neighbor kid would get it for you for 20 bucks...and some of what your cookin??
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • kolbdriverkolbdriver Posts: 403
    I would answer yes to all questions... I might bouble the thickness on the foil.. Got some Hoo Do's under the deck huh ?
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I agree, that should get you by. I see a male hand, have him get it. :whistle:
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    elzbth,

    Duct tape..the handyman's friend. Red Green. You can control the temp with the top vents only.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • kolbdriverkolbdriver Posts: 403
    Molly... The Male didn't put it there... geeese




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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    :laugh: :laugh:
    Doesn't matter, get it. Gosh!!!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • kolbdriverkolbdriver Posts: 403
    Just picking, Good to hear from you ..
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    You too my friend!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,913
    Another alternative to buying the whole unit and having to gut the egg to get to the nuts on the back of those 4 bolts you could buy a "Lucy" which is just the door itself anyway. That would be cheaper and a lot less hassle!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Where can I get "Lucy"? Would like to take care of this quickly...
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,913
    The original designer doesn't make them anymore but I'm pretty sure thirdeye does. Maybe someone can confirm that and get you in touch.
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    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    My better half offered to take the plunge, but it's so darned hot here (upper 90's) and I just can ask him to do that...he offered. He hatched a plan to retrieve it with a magnetized tool - won't work. Good grief. At any rate, the chicken is on and all is good again.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,913
    gum on a stick maybe?
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Thanks! Chicken is on and the egg is stable at 350. Life is good.
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Hoo Doos? Who knows? I don't do spiders, and try not to sweat either :kiss:
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Keep us posted!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • how'd it work?

    for what it's worth, you can control the egg with the daisy all by itself if need be.
  • why would he have to take the whole assembly off? if the door slid out then a new one can slide in, just as a "lucy" would, no? ;)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,913
    True, Jeff, but it appears to me there was no screen on that egg, so when you buy a new one it consists of 3 pieces: the frame, the screen and the solid door. Iffin I were doing it rather than take the door only and scrap or set aside the frame and screen I would personally change out the whole thing...but I guess that's me. That's why I thought of the Lucy.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • gotcha. makes sense.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Reminds me of the guy that drilled a new hole on the back of his dome to reposition the thermometer before someone asked "why didn't you just loosen the band and rotate the dome?" :huh: :laugh:
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Actually, there is a screen - it is still intact. That said, would it then make more sense to replace just the outermost solid piece. I swear, it happened so fast I still don't know exactly what happened. And the fact that it slipped so perfectly between the cracks in the decking. I think in the morning, when I have a clearer mind I'm going to try to rig up something gummy (as suggested in another post) and gig it - then fish it as close to the edge of the porch as possible. I get the creeps even thinking about crawling under there - I hate spiders, and creepie crawlies (even if they are only in my mind). Whatcha think? :whistle:
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Well I didn't try duct tape, but I'm sure it would have worked. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    The foil did the trick. I'm going to try something gummy on a stick in the morning (thanks RRP) and hopefully get it close enough to the edge of the porch that I can reach it with my hands. Crawling in dirt with crawlies all over me is not an option. Thanks!
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    Aluminum foil? Wow. MacGuyver walks among us. :)
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  • safetymansafetyman Posts: 80
    I would call the "mothership' and I am sure they will send you a replacement door. I have had excellent dealings with them.
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